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Today’s photo is of reader Michael Day, who sent two pictures and the indented captions:

I’ve attached a couple of pictures of me doing what I love to do; fly fishing and kayaking (and kayak-fishing). In one of the pictures I’m holding a spotted bass that I caught in the Middle Oconee River, just down the road from my house in Oconee County, Georgia (near Athens, GA).

The other picture was taken by my son as we paddled our kayaks through the marshes surrounding Jekyll Island, GA.


  1. Ken Kukec
    Posted October 8, 2019 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    Nice fish. Bet it gets even bigger in the telling when you’re having a beer with your buddies. 🙂

  2. Michael Fisher
    Posted October 8, 2019 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    Thank you Michael. Interesting river system [I looked it up]. I guess you have to know your sandbars & other obstructions:

    For fishing do you need a tether/anchor or do you find a shady spot with no flow?

    • Michael Day
      Posted October 8, 2019 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

      For the fish in the posted picture, I was wading in the river, which has some access points at bridges, etc.

      I have kayaked the North Oconee/Oconee Rivers recently–in the past few weeks–and the water is extremely low (GA is in a state-wide drought). I got stuck multiple time on rocks and sandbars. Generally, the Oconee River system is perfect for “float-fishing”, and you can just fish while you float, or “beach” the kayak and fish from a sandbar.

  3. Randall Schenck
    Posted October 8, 2019 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    Nice hobby. Fishing with artificial bait is the challenge that makes it a sport.

  4. Blue
    Posted October 8, 2019 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    Is that ‘ne, by chance, a Tilley hat, Mr Day ? !


    • Michael Day
      Posted October 8, 2019 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

      it certainly is–with the widest brim they make!

      • Posted October 8, 2019 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

        Tilley hats are great! My Tilley hat is a little different from yours, Michael. It’s too big for me, but it was a gift from my brother and I love it, as it shields my shoulders from the rain. It’s a size 7 7/8, and the widest points are 15″ and 16″ apart.

  5. Posted October 8, 2019 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful scenery, and those are very fun activities. I enjoy getting out in my much smaller and not-as-good kayak.

  6. Mark R.
    Posted October 8, 2019 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    Looks like you’re having a great time in the great outdoors. Fly fishing is a blast. Nice beard as well; I’m jealous ’cause my beard sucks. 🙂

  7. Rita Prangle
    Posted October 9, 2019 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful pics, Michael!

  8. Heather Hastie
    Posted October 10, 2019 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    What Rita said! It looks wonderful.

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